Mr. Deters is a Trial Lawyer, aggressively focused on OVI Defense. Mr. Deters’ background as an OVI Defense Trial Lawyer, in addition to his extensive experience as a former OVI (DUI) "TOP COP," and OVI (DUI) Instructor has distinctly prepared him to help you with an accusation of OVI.
Because Mark has been on both sides of OVI Law, he understands the significance of an OVI accusation. But, YOU ARE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY!
As an OVI Defense Attorney, Mark fights daily to show that those accused of OVI may actually be INNOCENT! In fact, Mark received a NOT-GUILTY Verdict in his FIRST DUI / OVI Jury Trial. Since that first NOT-GUILTY, Mark continues to hone his DUI Defense Trial Skills on a Daily basis, through research, education, preparation, and practice! Mark has received numerous Not-Guilty verdicts at Trial!
Let Mark Help Fight for YOU! Mark understands the complexities of OVI Law, and the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicle’s licensing laws. Mark will help get you DRIVING! Mark understands that your JOB is important to you—he will help you PROTECT YOUR JOB! He will also help you GET YOUR CAR BACK! Of course, Mark is also concerned about KEEPING YOU OUT OF JAIL!
Mark received a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Lourdes College, Master of Science from Tiffin University, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton School of Law.
Before attending law school, Mark worked for the Ottawa Hills Police Department for nearly 10 years, and during that time attended hundreds of hours of specialized law enforcement training. Some of Mark's advanced law enforcement certifications/training includes:
· National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Standardized
Field Sobriety Testing Instructor,
· Police Instructor,
· Radar and Laser Instructor,
· Law Enforcement Mobile Video Instructor,
· Technical Accident Investigator,
· Accident Reconstructionist.
Mr. Deters was a police Field Training Officer and has extensive experience training both recruit and veteran police officers—specifically in OVI.
As a police officer, Mark estified in Court frequently in criminal, traffic, and DUI cases. Mark was awarded the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) TOP COP Award, seven years-in-a-row, and received a special honor by M.A.D.D. for achieving 189 DUI arrests during 2005. Mark made over 1,000 arrests during his law enforcement career, including over 670 DUI and OVI offenders. Mark also assisted in more than 2,000 DUI arrests by other officers.
Mark has extensive knowledge of DUI and OVI law, thanks to over 19 years’ experience in law enforcement and DUI Defense. He has been certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to instruct police officers on how to administer field sobriety tests.
Mark was certified by the Ohio Department of Health for over six years, as a Senior Operator on the BAC DataMaster Breath Test Machine. Mark personally performed more than 1,000 Breath Tests and Calibration Checks on the BAC DataMaster Breath Test machine. Mark was previously responsible for the care, maintenance, and calibration checks of the BAC DataMaster Breath Test at the police department.
During law school Mark won the Dayton Bar Association Moot Court Competition. Mark was then selected to compete in the National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition at the Pepperdine University School of Law. Mark competed in oral argument rounds to panels of top Los Angeles Entertainment Law Attorneys.
Mark also gained academic recognition in law school by achieving the distinguished “CALI Awards” in Criminal Procedure and Cyberspace Law. He received those awards for earning the highest grade of all students in those classes.
Mark is a member of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Ohio Bar Association, and the DUI Defense Lawyers Association. Call Mark 24/7 @ 937-434-7100